South Africa’s first shipping container mall
Property developer, Citiq, has come up with a South African first, a shopping centre made entirely of shipping containers. The new 2 400m² shopping centre, known as “27 Boxes,” will be developed in Melville, in the Faan Smit Park between 3rd and 4th Avenue. The development will provide 78 shops and
200 underground parking bays. The retail shops will be small, with an average 14m² in space. The design of the shopping centre is planned to reflect the vibrant, trendy and bohemian character that has made Melville famous, transforming the suburb into a bespoke shopping centre, Citiq, CEO, Paul Lapham said. The cost of the development is about R12 million.